Zoie Hartman Scratches 50 Free, Focuses on 2IM, at Winter Jrs West

2018 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West

  • December 5th-8th, 2018
  • Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Austin, Texas
  • SCY (25y) pool
  • Psych Sheet
  • Live Results

While the top 24 qualifiers from each of the three men’s events on Day 2 of Winter Juniors West will all be in their assigned lanes in tonight’s final, there were a few notable scratches on the women’s side. Zoie Hartman of Crow Canyon Country Club Sharks, after finishing 14th in the 50 free with 23.01 (tying with Janelle Rudolph of PRO Swimming, Coleen Gillilan of Fort Collins Area Swim Team, Katharine Berkoff of Missoula Aquatic Club, and Sophie Fiske of Madison Aquatic Club), opted out of the final to concentrate on the 200 IM, where she qualified 1st with 1:56.90. Brooke Schaffer of Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics, 25th out of heats with 23.14, will contest the C final in lane 8.

Kaitlyn Wheeler from Springfield YMCA was 10th in the 200 IM out of morning heats, having swum 2:00.67, about 1.7 seconds off her seed time. Wheeler is also seeded 9th in the 500 free and will contest that B final from lane 4 tonight. Alexandra Crisera of Beach Cities Swimming gave up her spot in the C final of the 200 IM, in which she had qualified 22nd with 2:01.47, to focus on the A final of the 50 free. There she is seeded 4th, having gone 22.69 in morning heats. Moving into the B final of the 200 IM will be Nitro Swimming’s Jess Yeager, who was 17th this morning with a PB of 2:01.21. Amelia Liu of Metroplex Aquatics and Mallory Jump of St. Charles Swim Club will take the outside lanes in the C final, having qualified 25th and 26th with 2:01.90 (a PB by 4.3 seconds) and 2:01.29, respectively.



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2 years ago

Actually, Hartman was tied for 14th with 5 others at 23.01.
Wonder if the need to have swum it again in the swim-off was the reason for the scratch?

Reply to  12Volt
2 years ago

Hartman swam in the swim off and placed 4th out of 5 in a 23.20.

Reply to  dmswim
2 years ago

As if the 50 after the 2IM will be that taxing….

Reply to  Swimnerd
2 years ago

She has a lot of other more important events for her. I agree 50 not too taxing, but she has lot more swims, so I understand

Reply to  Troy
2 years ago

It may not be the most taxing, but it can definitely take the edge off your performance; especially if it’s your third time swimming it after 4 other races with more swimming to be done.

Reply to  Swimnerd
2 years ago

It gives someone else a chance to swim it. Calm down

Reply to  Swimnerd
2 years ago

She competed 3 times in the morning. She is likely swimming the breast leg in the relay tonight along with the 200 IM, so yes the 50 tonight could be taxing.

Reply to  Swimnerd
2 years ago

I’m sure she could do fine in the 50, but just because you can do something doesn’t mean you SHOULD do it. Good move by swimmer and coach.

Mr G
Reply to  Swimnerd
2 years ago

The awards ceremonies after each final take up some time.

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